al-‘Asāfrah / al-Muntazah / Alexandria

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9. Preachers in Alexandria condemn the Egyptian–Israeli gas treaty

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9. Preachers in Alexandria condemn the Egyptian–Israeli gas treaty
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p. 5
Date of source: 
14-06-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Al-Dustūr reports what Islamic preachers have said during the Friday sermons all over Egypt.

34. Bishop Maximus imitates national unity Iftar banquets through the ’neighbor’s day’

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34. Bishop Maximus imitates national unity Iftār banquets through the ’neighbor’s day’
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p. 18
Date of source: 
01-10-2007
Author: 
Fadi Habashi
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Fādī Ḥabashī reports on the statements of Bishop Maximus I, bishop of the first St. Athanasius Church in Egypt, about his church’s plan to organize the celebration of the ’relative day.’

26. Those who swell up fires of the sectarian sedition

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26. Those who swell up fires of the sectarian sedition
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p. 10
Date of source: 
29-09-2007
Author: 
Ala’ Hamzah
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The author accuses organizations owned by expatriate Copts in the West, as well as civil societies in Egypt, of provoking sectarian sedition in the country, giving them an opportunity to call for finance for their activities.

2. A lesson in transparency

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2. A lesson in transparency
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p. 16
Date of source: 
24-09-2007
Author: 
Fahmi Huwaydi
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Fahmī Huwaydī criticizes the Egyptian governmental press for lacking transparency and bending under the pressures of the regime. He refers to media coverage of the recent events of Muslim-Christian sectarian clashes in Alexandria as a case in point.

1. Editorial

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1. Editorial
Date of source: 
23-09-2007
Author: 
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Allegations in Alexandria resulted in Christians and Muslims throwing stones and bottles at each other.
Christian scholar Muná Makram ‘Ubayd sees under-representation of Copts in political functions as the main reason to expect an escalation in the crisis between state and church
Youssef Sidhom advocates a united law for houses of worship.

29. State security arrests three minors for selling CDs from defrocked priest calling to convert Muslim women

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29. State security arrests three minors for selling CDs from defrocked priest calling to convert Muslim women
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p. 14
Date of source: 
12-02-2007
Author: 
Shirin Rabi‘
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Coptic students are arrested in Alexandria for allegedly selling anti-Islām CDs inciting conversion of Muslim women to Christianity.

27. The story of 45th street

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27. The story of 45th street
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p. 1
Date of source: 
28-01-2007
Author: 
Nadir Shukri
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A girl is attacked on 45th street when trying to walk home. The author questions how much it really benefits Egyptian society when these issues are ‘glossed over.’

20. Egypt: 70 fundamentalists were arrested in Alexandria; three other Palestinians are chased

14. The judging of the Hamayouni law

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Article title: 
14. The judging of the Hamayouni law
Date of source: 
November 30, 1998
Author: 
Nashwá al-Dib
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Since the issue of the Ottoman decree known as the Hamayouni law in 1856 that concerns the building of churches, Christians have disagreed on whether this law is a blessing or a curse. The building of churches at that time equated mosque building with church building on condition that approval is received from the Sultan.

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